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Girl Scouts are Leaping 2 Lead at local Cookie Kick-Offs!
From press release
Boone, Ogle and Winnebago counties—Girl Scout Cookie Program excitement begins with
Leap 2 Lead
themed local Girl Scout Cookie Kick-Offs Friday, Jan. 8. Cookie order cards will be distributed promptly at 7 p.m.
Service Unit Cookie Kick-Off
times and locations
• Boone—Caledonia Elementary School, Caledonia, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
• CreekView—Washington School, Rockford, 5-8 p.m.
• North Central—Beth-Eden United Methodist Church, Rockford, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
• Northern Ogle—Mary Morgan School, Byron, 6-7 p.m.
• Park North Stateline—Whitman Elementary, Rockton, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Southern Ogle—Focus House, Rochelle, 6-7 p.m.
• Spring River—Forest Hills Lodge, Loves Park, 6-8 p.m. (This is the largest gathering of Girl Scouts for a local Cookie Kick-Off.)
• WinDuPec—American Legion, Durand, 6-7 p.m.
Back in the cookie line-up this year are Lemonades, a savory shortbread slice with tangy lemon icing and amazing citrus flavor, along with Thanks-A-Lots, a fudge-backed cookie with the words
in English, French, Chinese, Swahili or Spanish embossed on the top. Daisy Go Rounds makes it easy to snack by counting calories for you. Each carton contains five ready-to-go snack packs full of crispy cinnamon flowers blooming with flavor in every bite!
Your favorite cookies will be on sale, including the refreshing Thin Mints, decadent Carmel deLites, buttery Shortbreads, Peanut Butter Patties, and Peanut Butter Sandwiches. Each variety will be on sale for $3.50 a box.
This year, Girl Scouts will be able to download Mail-In Cookie Door Fliers to help improve their sales. So, even if you’re not home, you can still order your favorite Girl Scout Cookies.
If you’re not approached by a Girl Scout, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, and your cookie order will be passed on to a local Girl Scout.
Cookie orders will be taken from Jan. 8-24 with delivery between Feb. 12-28. Proceeds from the Girl Scout Cookie Program benefit troop activities and support Girl Scout programs including camp scholarships, volunteer training, membership assistance, and outreach programs.
About the Girl Scout Cookie Program
The Girl Scouts of the USA is the premier leadership organization for girls, and the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the nation’s premier business and economic literacy program for girls. Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls develop the five essential skills of goal setting, decision-making, money management, people skills and business ethics. For more information about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, visit www.girlscouts.org/gsle.
About Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois (GSNI) was established Oct. 1, 2009, with the joining together of four area Girl Scout councils: Girl Scouts-Fox Valley Council (Sugar Grove), Girl Scouts-Green Hills Council (Freeport), Girl Scouts-Rock River Valley Council (Rockford) and Girl Scouts-Sybaquay Council (Elgin). GSNI serves more than 22,000 girls in 16 counties. For more information, visit the Web site www.girlscoutsni.org.
From the Jan. 6-12, 2010 issue